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Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.
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The self-policing food industry group in Norway that protects against marketing to children, the MFU, is in agreement with lodged complaints against Mondelez, Orkla Confectionary & Snacks, and Ringnes regarding their use of YouTube stars in order to promote their products. The group states that the content’s humour is especially appealing to younger audiences, and is thus in violation of Norwegian regulations.
Sweden’s environment minister, Karolina Skog, is calling for more food and drink products to have deposit schemes on them to increase recycling rates in the country.
Brexit – the UK’s exit from the EU - could halve Danish food exports to Britain, according to analysis carried out by the University of Copenhagen on behalf of the Danish ministry of environment and food. But whilst Brexit will have major consequences for the Danish food industry's exports to the UK, it’s believed that a great deal of the loss can be made up for by gains in other markets.
A Swedish investigative bureau’s report suggests that alcoholic frozen treats should comply with the same laws as alcoholic beverages. The bureau has been commissioned to submit proposals on how to regulate alcoholic ice cream and similar products.
The Norwegian government has introduced new labelling for pre-packaged products which will make it easier to see how much salt a food product contains. The labelling scheme was necessary because Norwegians currently consume twice as much salt as they should.
The Norwegian government and 12 industry organisations have signed an agreement to cut food waste in Norway by 50% by 2030.